Men should not feel bothered that Yoga has previously been labeled an exercise regimen for women. In India, men have practiced Yoga for thousands of years. Men can get just as much benefit from Yoga as their female counterparts. Whether you want to experience the improved sleep, decreased stress, or just want to improve your ability to participate in other activities, practicing Yoga regularly will deliver profound benefits to your overall health.
Some basic yoga positions for beginners can give you benefits that you might not think about. You might think you don’t need the basics once you feel you are at an intermediate level, or you might think the basics won’t help you because you are not flexible enough to “do yoga.” All levels of practitioners can benefit from basic yoga positions.
Most people, who struggle with the lack of flexibility, quickly discover that Yoga is one of the easiest methods to increase flexibility. Starting with the simplest poses will help to build confidence in beginners. In addition, they realize the positions are much easier than they look. For many people, Yoga poses are intimidating.
Teaching Yoga to children is one of the most delightful experiences. Children are naturally spontaneous, open, and full of imagination…
Large Yoga schools, with more than one studio, and that understand the demands of parenthood, can offer kids classes during adult class times. Understandably, this can prevent parents from missing classes due to the inability to find child care, and allows parents to relax and focus on Yoga, while knowing that their children are nearby and safe.
Corporate Yoga can take on a number of different forms. Often times, a company hires a certified Yoga instructor to lead a series of…
Depending on the age of your Yoga students, they will most likely be ready and willing to make up a story or two. To help, you can set the scene, and identify a problem the characters will face, before beginning to tell the story. You can let each child tell a part of the story, breaking it up into the beginning, middle, and end; or you can let the story flow in different directions. Remember that the importance of the story lies in the Yoga postures – not whether the story makes perfect sense.
The Mahamrityunjaya Mantra is from the Krishna Yajur Veda. Mrityunjaya is another name for Lord Shiva, the great Yogi who is actually said to have existed and to have conquered death.
The effect that a regular practice of Yoga asanas has on an individual is amazing. The asanas stretch and strengthen all of the muscles and ligaments in the body. The physical practice of asana also keeps the joints mobile and the spine flexible. Furthermore, the poses help to maintain bone density, a good sense of balance, and coordination.
Although most yoga experiences are individualized, attending a class with other participants and seeing their satisfaction or progress tends to provide a separate, though just as satisfying, characteristic of yoga practice. Being around yogis who are highly energized and passionate about yoga can be the motivation a person needs to continue practicing. If, on the other hand, that person begins yoga at home, it can be easy to discontinue practice because of a lack of results or time.